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  • Weird Weather, Chablis Fest & Everything New Under the Sun

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     by Randy Kemner                                   Man, the weather’s weird. Normally I would be cranky as hell, but we just installed air conditioning in our home after living there 20 years, being cooked alive in our west-facing glass house. When it comes to writing wine blogs and editing newsletters, August and September have always been the worst, cooked […]

  • Is There Any Red Wine In There?

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    by Randy Kemner                                     I was asked by a colleague to select five wines ($50 total) to give out as raffle prizes to members of our networking group.  I chose a varied array of good tasting bottles:  Mas Fi Cava ($8.99), Tariquet Cotes de Gascogne blanc ($8.99), Line 39 Petite Sirah ($8.99), Clua Terra Alta rose ($9.99) and Chateau du Pin […]

  • Wood-Fired Pizzas at Home!

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    by Randy Kemner                                Every summer Dale and I try to host a patio dinner for our staff and their significant others.  For many years Dale cooked up her version of a Grand Aioli with rosemary-studded leg of lamb, rotisserie chicken, roasted potatoes, carrots, cauliflower and beets,  and of course, home-made aioli she would faithfully create with olive oil, […]